During the last 20 years, the Meadows Museum on the campus of Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, Texas, has marveled visitors with the works of revered old masters, modern art icons and intriguing new discoveries, beautifully balancing aesthetics and original scholarship. This anniversary will be marked with a commemorative exhibition: Building on the Boulevard: Celebrating 20 Years of the Meadows’s New Home.

Complementing the celebration of the Meadows twenty years on Bishop Boulevard is Fossils to Film: The Best of SMU’s Collections, which celebrates the museum’s unique association with the University. For the first time, the Meadows will host highlights from nine distinct campus collections at once, including the Underwood Law LibraryG. William Jones Film and Video CollectionBywaters Special CollectionsHamon Arts Library, the Shuler Museum of PaleontologyDeGolyer Library, the Department of AnthropologyBridwell Library and the noted University Art Collection. The exhibition is on view through June 20, 2021.

Bridwell Library Special Collections loaned manuscripts, printed books, and artifacts to the exhibition, included in this online exhibition. The books and manuscripts will remain on extended exhibit through August 9, 2021.

A mobile guide provided by the Meadows Museum is available for selected items in the exhibition. Bridwell Library's selection in the guide is available here.

Arvid Nelsen, Curator of Rare Books & Manuscripts and Librarian for Special Collections at Bridwell Library participated in the Meadows Museum's Learning @ Lunch. The Book as Art & Artifact at Bridwell Library Special Collections talk is available for viewing here.